Parker told French radio station RMC that his wife is due at the end of July, shortly after France's Olympic qualifying tournament, which will be held July 4-10. The Olympic basketball tournament in Rio de Janeiro will be held Aug. 6-21.
Parker says he has yet to decide whether his wife's pregnancy will force him to cancel his commitments with the national team.
Parker says "this is big news. I will need to talk with the France team. And negotiate with my wife, too. The schedule is very, very difficult."
French federation president Jean-Pierre Siutat and technical director Patrick Beesley both say they were unaware of Parker's situation.